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GONE are the days when anything financial had to be awfully formal and conventional! These people at The Motley Fool www.fool.co.uk have a much more bright and interesting view of money, and what's more they've now got ZYRA on their affiliate program!
The Motley Fool
Of course the obvious question is, why is it called "The Motley Fool" when it's about money?, and how can they do so well in business saying things like "Be a Fool!" when the oldfashioned places like... (oops nearly mentioned some of them then) think that you only have credibility in the financial sector if you behave in a frightfully serious conformist manner? Well, read on and then decide for yourself who's the Fool! ...and Join hundreds of other people swapping ideas about subjects as diverse as property investing, football, recipes, pensions, music & jokes.
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We enjoy helping people make the best of their financial lives and we hope you'll find our service useful and enjoyable too..." ...well actually they've got a lot more to say, about money, about people, about all sorts of stuff. So, how about having a closer look:
Here is where THE MOTLEY FOOL link is supposed to be
And if you register as "A Fool", via these links, it helps to fund Zyra's interesting website, but it doesn't cost you anything!
The www.fool.co.uk affiliate program (DGM PRO) has a quirky fickle nature and is sometimes there, and sometimes isn't. So, as Zyra's website is in business for the long view, the decision here is to keep the page up, but to try to only link to THE MOTLEY FOOL when the affiliate program is UP! Of course you're welcome to type the address in for yourself, and there are other financial contacts at this site too.